Someone is out to sabotage the Battle of the Bands, and its up to Barbie to crack the case in The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery for PC. And where better to launch her investigation than the school’s vending machines? [Source]
Meanwhile, I did some detective work of my own and discovered several sound files from The Barbie Diaries tucked away in a folder on the CD-ROM. Allow me to introduce The Video Game Soda Machine Project’s first Soda Machine Soundscape…
Are you not entertained? Well, what if I threw in a screenshot of some vending machines from the Game Boy Advance port of The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery?
If you’re searching for true joy in Clover Heart’s: Looking for Happiness for the PlayStation 2, might I recommend those soda machines in the background? [Source]
For a visual novel about a not-so-distant future where Earth is on the verge of societal collapse due to decreased birthrates, Gakuen Utopia: Manabi Straight! – Kirakira Happy Festa! for the PlayStation 2 certainly has a cheerful title. Oh, and a soda machine too! [Source]
Continuing the Video Game Soda Machine Project’s recent deep dive into Japanese visual novels, these soda machines are from Triangle Again, a musical adventure for the PlayStation 2. [Source]
There’s a drink machine outside your family’s liquor store in 6 Inch My Darling for the Sega Saturn. The game is called 6 Inch My Darling because it stars a tiny fairy named Etosera. No other reason.
Fizzy Frenzy, a browser game where you play as a robot working at a soda factory, goes with a vending machine aesthetic for its main menu.
You’ve washed ashore with amnesia in ISLAND, a visual novel for PC and PS4. Maybe a little caffeine will jog your memory. [Source]
Genius physicist Yuria Tokogu gleefully speeds past a soda machine in Tokyo Chronos, a VR mystery set in a deserted, frozen-in-time Shibuya. I wish she’d pay closer attention to the road.
I just can’t stay mad at Togoku. [Source]
Zipping past a soda machine in Kisetsu wo Dakishimete for the PlayStation! [Source]
Giant crabs, car crashes, and soda machines — Makyōden for the PC-98 has it all! [Source]
Dan on Twitter pointed out there’s also a Back to the Future 4 poster in the first screenshot. This game gets more interesting by the minute.
There’s a dialog box obscuring our view of this cola machine from C’est La Vie for the PC-98, but as they say, that’s life. [Source]
There’s a soda machine peeking into the corner of this screenshot from Sei Shōjo Sentai Lakers III, which I can only assume is a PC-98 port of Bulls vs. Lakers and the NBA Playoffs for the Sega Genesis. [Source]
Head downtown and grab an ice-cold soda from this ersatz Coca-Cola machine in Kyōhaku for the PC-98! [Source]
It’s rare to see a high school library with a soda machine. I’m glad to see Kakyūsei, a dating sim for the PC-98, attempting to rectify that.